Men’s Basketball vs SWIC

Lewis and Clark Campus Hosts Intense Basketball Showdown 

By Katie Loethen 

Lewis and Clark hosted a basketball game between the home team, Lewis and Clark (LC), and their opponents, Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC). The venue was crowded as fans from both sides packed the rows of seats showing school pride and competitive spirit.  

“I think we’re pushing around 60 people who showed up for the game,” said LC student Alex Cribs, reflecting the enthusiasm that filled the gymnasium. Supporters passionately cheered for their teams, creating an experience that captivated every spectator.   

During the game, the auditory landscape added to the excitement, with drums resonating in unison every time a team scored, creating a rhythmic celebration that echoed the triumphs on the court. The players executed moves with remarkable precision, filling the air with the distinct sound of squeaking shoes.  

“I’m enjoying every second of the game. Our players are putting their hardest work into the game. I’m really entertained; all around, the game is amazing,” shared LC student Bruce Staggs, encapsulating the thrill and entertainment that the match provided.  

Despite facing a scoreboard deficit with a score of 20 to 25, the spirit remained unbroken among the LC supporters. Jess Snyder, another LC student, acknowledged the challenge but expressed unwavering faith in the team’s persistence.  

“The score is 20 to 25 right now, so unfortunately, we’re not winning right now, but I don’t want to stop our game because our guys are persistent, and they love a challenge,” said Snyder.  

Even in the face of adversity, the players displayed resilience, giving their all on the court. The concentrated faces, the relentless pursuit of victory, and the synchronized movements painted a picture of dedication that resonated throughout the gymnasium. The supporters in the bleachers mirrored this commitment, embodying school spirit and unwavering support for their team and players.  

However, the intensity of the game wasn’t solely confined to the scoreboard. It was an event where the passion of the players and the fervor of the fans blended seamlessly, creating an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance.  

As the date of the memorable game fades into the background, the echoes of cheers, the rhythmic beats of drums, and the indomitable spirit of the players linger on, reminding the Lewis and Clark community of a night when their campus came alive with the thrilling energy of collegiate basketball.  


About Katie Loethen

Katie is pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree and is planning on graduating in Spring 2025.
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